CITY OF FRISCO PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN UPDATE

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WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?

Public Art helps to define a city by honoring its history, celebrating its culture, and creating rich experiences for residents and visitors alike.

Public Art activates spaces, invigorates commerce, and inspires people of all ages, day in and day out.

A major initiative of the City of Frisco is the update of the strategic Public Art Master Plan, first adopted in 2004. Since its founding in 2002 by Ordinance, the Public Art Program has grown to include over 70 artworks located throughout the city. The updated plan will articulate a community-wide vision for how Public Art will be integrated into the framework of Frisco over the next 5 to 7 years.

WHY DOES THE CITY OF FRISCO'S PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN NEED TO BE UPDATED?

Frisco has grown considerably since the first Public Art Master Plan was approved in 2004. It’s time for a refined vision and goals for the Public Art Program that looks to the future.

Public Art helps celebrate our heritage, communicate our direction, and characterize our sense of place. The updated Plan will define the standard for how we integrate and enjoy Public Art throughout the City, and celebrate our community’s artistic vitality.  It will help to knit our diverse community together by showcasing our expression—our signature—to the world. Thoughtfully implemented Public Art will better define “Frisco” to project our special qualities and competitive advantages to residents, visitors and investors. In this way, our Public Art Master Plan update also becomes an important economic development tool.

Motivation for updating the Public Art Master Plan:

  1. Provide the citizens of Frisco with an improved public environment and to enhance City buildings and spaces with quality works of art by professional artists.
  2. Transform the workplace, helping today’s employees better innovate.
  3. Illustrate the broad range of cultural expression practiced in Frisco communities.

The updated Plan will support the four main objectives of the Public Art Program:

  1. To reflect Frisco's cultural and ethnic diversity, and the diversity of the visual arts, while building a publicly available collection of dynamic art that celebrates the human spirit and condition.
  2. To foster the development of independent artists by integrating their work into public places, civic infrastructure and private development.
  3. To enrich the community through innovative and diverse Public Art.
  4. To promote tourism and economic vitality in Frisco through the artistic enhancement of public spaces.

WHAT WILL THE PLAN CONTAIN?

The intent of this update is to better articulate and extend the strategic direction and community-wide vision established in the original Public Art Master Plan.

Goals of this Plan update include:

  1. Revisit and refine the vision of Public Art that captures Frisco’s desired sense of place
  2. Update Public Art policies, procedures and organizational structure to successfully execute and maintain Public Art; policy (percent for art, temporary art, integration of aesthetic elements and architecture design) and govern projects, art/artist selection, donation, maintenance, conservation and accessioning through a collaborative process between elected officials, city departments, city organizations/businesses and community members
  3. Define further implementation steps (short and long term) and associated costs
  4. Identify future funding strategies
  5. Identify new priority locations for Public Art as well as priorities for aesthetic architecture integration for both permanent and temporary installation
  6. Recommend creative marketing collateral to educate the community and strengthen the support for Public Art

UPCOMING EVENTS

GOOD IDEAS: Frisco Public Art - Meeting #1

GOOD IDEAS: Frisco Public Art will ask big questions to guests and will help them “think big”. This brainstorming session will give you the opportunity to give feedback on the future of public art in Frisco by thinking big and to participate in facilitated discussion with your friends and neighbors on what public art could be in your city.

GOOD IDEAS: Frisco Public Art will be approximately two hours long, will feature a 20 minute presentation, and an hour and forty minutes of facilitated discussion and activity.

Two identical sessions of GOOD IDEAS: Frisco Public Art will take place. One event will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 9:30 - 11:30 am and the second will take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Learn more about the Frisco Public Art Master Plan Update and take the survey at the link above.

Don't have Facebook? Email Amanda@designinglocal.com with your preferred event time.

REGISTER

WHEN

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
9:30am - 11:30am

WHERE

Heritage Museum Theater Room
6455 Page St
Frisco, TX 75034

GOOD IDEAS: Frisco Public Art - Meeting #2

GOOD IDEAS: Frisco Public Art will ask big questions to guests and will help them “think big”. This brainstorming session will give you the opportunity to give feedback on the future of public art in Frisco by thinking big and to participate in facilitated discussion with your friends and neighbors on what public art could be in your city.

GOOD IDEAS: Frisco Public Art will be approximately two hours long, will feature a 20 minute presentation, and an hour and forty minutes of facilitated discussion and activity.

Two identical sessions of GOOD IDEAS: Frisco Public Art will take place. One event will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 9:30 - 11:30 am and the second will take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Learn more about the Frisco Public Art Master Plan Update and take the survey at the link above.

Don't have Facebook? Email Amanda@designinglocal.com with your preferred event time.

REGISTER

WHEN

Tuesday, February 7, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm

WHERE

Heritage Museum Theater Room
6455 Page St
Frisco, TX 75034

Public Art Opening, Northeast Community Park

The City of Frisco invites the public to celebrate its newest piece of public art, 'Beacon' by Pete Beeman.

Portland-based artist Pete Beeman has designed a 22-foot-tall kinetic sculpture for Northeast Community Park. Visitors will interact with the sculpture by operating a hand crank on its base. As it is turned, the internal mechanics activate the red, orange and yellow wing-like forms at the top. The movement will be quite striking from all angles, and be evocative of a “beacon or torch” that adds a dash of color to the park. Beeman has created public art throughout the United States, and a series of artworks in public spaces in Taiwan. His other recent commissions include artworks in Palo Alto, California and Portland, Oregon. Beeman also teaches at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

REGISTER

WHEN

Thursday, February 8, 2018
12:30pm - 1:30pm

WHERE

Frisco Northeast Community Park
12701 Honey Grove Drive
Frisco, TX 75035

RESOURCES

Coming Soon!

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

You can contribute to the Frisco Public Arts Master Plan by photographing Frisco and sharing your images with us on Instagram using the hashtag, #FriscoPublicArt. Be sure to share in the description what about your image represents the unique aspects of Frisco – how are we different from our neighbors and what do we share with them? What reflects our history? What reflects our future?

Anyone who lives, works, or invests in the City of Frisco is encouraged to be involved every step of the way. Check back for events to see how you can get involved, come to a workshop or meeting, submit to #FriscoPublicArt on Instagram, take the Survey or feel free to contact us anytime at art@friscopublicart.com or receive our email updates by clicking the button below to email us and request that we add you to our communication list.

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